I never got around to seeing Bryan Bertino’s second film, Mockingbird, his follow up to his 2008 debut The Strangers. Based on reviews, I’m not sure I want to, but based on his latest picture, The Monster, maybe I might just. (Who knows! I’m so fickle! That means I’m fun.) The Monster is The Strangers‘ distant kin, a monster film with emotional underpinnings where metaphor is excised in favor of reality: Bertino gives the story a foundation and then builds a house filled with monster-based terrors on top of it. It’s very good, so I gave it a very good review over at The Playlist. This just seems like good sense to me.